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JazzCotech presents Shiftless Shuffle part 3 at 229 THE VENUE

JazzCotech presents Shiftless Shuffle part 3

  • 229 THE VENUE London
  • Sunday 21st August
  • JazzCotech presents Shiftless Shuffle part 3 of our 20th anniversary celebrations
    Notting Hill Carnival 2022 - Scandalous Saturday "Reminiscing" at 229 THE VENUE

    Notting Hill Carnival 2022 - Scandalous Saturday "Reminiscing"

    • 229 THE VENUE London
    • Saturday 27th - Sunday 28th August
    • Carnival is back! And so is our yearly mashup event, as always we have prepared you a night that will leave you with endless memories
      Faded Carnival Afterparty at 229 THE VENUE

      Faded Carnival Afterparty

      • 229 THE VENUE London
      • Sunday 28th August
      • After two years wait, Notting Hill Carnival has returned and so has our legendary afterparty!
        Harbinger, DREAMEATER + Supports at 229 THE VENUE

        Harbinger, DREAMEATER + Supports

        • 229 THE VENUE London
        • Saturday 17th September
        • Harbinger and DREAMEATER head out on their much anticipated rescheduled headline run around the UK - not one to be missed
          Roy Ayers - Ubiquity at 229 THE VENUE

          Roy Ayers - Ubiquity

          • 229 THE VENUE London
          • Tuesday 20th September
          • AGMP presents ROY AYERS UBIQUITY 'Everybody Loves The Sunshine' 45th Anniversary Tour
            The Brit Funk Association at 229 THE VENUE

            The Brit Funk Association

            • 229 THE VENUE London
            • Friday 23rd September
            • AGMP presents The Brit Funk Association and DJ Perry Lois
              Feeling Gloomy presents An Afternoon with David Bowie  at 229 THE VENUE

              Feeling Gloomy presents An Afternoon with David Bowie

              • 229 THE VENUE London
              • Sunday 25th September
              • Feeling Gloomy return with another afternoon of back to back Bowie bangers!
                The Chesterf!elds at 229 THE VENUE

                The Chesterf!elds

                • 229 THE VENUE London
                • Friday 7th October
                • AGMP presents THE CHESTERF!ELDS + special guests: THE LEAKING MACHINE (featuring Russell & Pet)
                  IQ - The Legendary Christmas Bash at 229 THE VENUE

                  IQ - The Legendary Christmas Bash

                  • 229 THE VENUE London
                  • Friday 9th December
                  • The Legendary IQ Christmas Bash
                    The Vapors at 229 THE VENUE

                    The Vapors

                    • 229 THE VENUE London
                    • Friday 3rd March 2023
                    • AGMP presents THE VAPORS + special guests: TBC

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                      Review of Monster's Ball: The Lady Gaga Afterparty (London)

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                      229 THE VENUE venue information

                      229 is a multi-purpose entertainments venue which first opened its doors in 1965 as part of International Students House (ISH). The Charity opened essentially as an accommodation centre supporting British and overseas students whilst they studied at different Universities in London. Since then the venue has played host to, many gigs, awards ceremonies, club nights, weekend festivals and music related events. All profit is ploughed back into the Charity and helps funds our Scholarship programmes for students from less advantaged countries.

                      In April 2007 after a major refurbishment and a technical overhaul, 229 was launched as a dedicated live music and entertainments venue and in its early days, hosted the likes of The Beta Band, The Sneaker Pimps, Razorlight, Biffy Clyro, The Twang, The Noisettes, The Duke Spirit and The Mystery Jets.

                      In 2008, Island Records showcased Florence and the Machine in the smaller Venue 2 and a year later she won her first Brit Award. Likewise in 2010, we hosted Tinie Tempah, in what was a special gig for his label, friends and family and that night he went to number one in the download charts, with ‘Pass Out’. A year later he also won a Brit!

                      Since those early years some of the other artists who have played at 229 to date include: Example, Friendly Fires, Foals, Gnarls Barkley, The Magic Numbers, Primal Scream, Keane, Steve Cropper, The Correspondents, Ill Nino and Steel Panther.

                      More recently, Chrissie Hynde, Labrinth, Newton Faulkner, Seasick Steve and James Arthur have all performed in the smaller Venue 2 space (150 capacity). Kings of Leon launched their 2016 album, ‘Walls’ and Paul Weller warmed up for his World Tour in 2017. Both events took place in our main Venue 1, 620 capacity room.

                      In 2013 we hosted two celebratory events in honor of Nigerian singer/political figure Fela Kuti. This fantastic Afro Beats event also featured guest artists including legendary drummers, Tony Allen and Ginger Baker, plus Shingai Shoniwa of the Noisettes.

                      229 is becoming well respected for its cultural diversity in hosting acts from all over the world and we have continued to develop working relationships with promoters from all over Europe and beyond. In particular we host regular nights promoting the top artists from Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic.
                      We also hosted some acts from further afield including; Bamboo, a legend from the Philippines, Josh from Pakistan and also Egyptian band, Cairokee.

                      In 2016 we Lebanese band Mashrou Leila, played their first ever London show, plus Iranian artist Shahin Najafi, also performed in the UK for the first time.

                      As well as working with many leading independent and national promoters, 229 runs its own promotions and supports grassroots music striving to give young and up and coming artists and bands a platform to perform and promote their music.

                      229 runs with D&B PA across all venues and we have invested significantly in lighting and production over recent years, including newly renovated back stage dressing rooms, green room and production facilities.

                      229 is available for hire and its multi-faceted layout and extensive technical capabilities means it is capable of handling a wide range of events including: live music gigs, club nights, private corporate events, live comedy nights, fashion shows, filming & photo shoots, gala dinners and radio shows plus much more.

                      Both V1 & V2 can run independently or together as one, and with good production facilities and a friendly, hard working team of staff, we can provide end-to-end delivery of a wide range of events and comprehensive event management.

                      Our location in Central London, excellent sound and production facilities make 229 one of the leading small – medium sized venues in the UK.

                      Venue contact details and info

                      Name: 229 THE VENUE

                      Phone: 020 7631 8379

                      Venue short url: https://www.skiddle.com/venues/37060/

                      Music Policy: Live music

                      Dress code: Smart Casual

                      Opening hours: Dependent on show, times usually released on the day

                      Food served: No

                      Parking: On street parking

                      Address: 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN

                      Website: http://www.229thevenue.com

                      Capacity: 760

                      Type of venue: Nightclub

                      Clientele: Music fans

                      Drinks served: Yes

                      Disabled facilities: Yes

                      Nearest Bus Stop: Euston Road or Great Portland Street

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